Saratoga is on the way to everywhere. If you are passing by or passing through… Saratoga, Wyoming is a great place to sight-see and spend the night.
- Sturgis Rally
- Homestead Crater
- Yellowstone National Park
- Air Race Classic
- 50 Things to Do in Wyoming
- $100 Hamburger Stop
The Sturgis Rally is a motorcycle rally held annually in Sturgis, South Dakota each first full week of August. It was founded on August 14, 1938 by the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club, who still own and operate the tracks, hillclimb, and field areas that the rally is concentrated around. The first rally lasted two days, and was focused on racing and stunts.
The founder is generally considered to be Clarence “Pappy” Hoel who is still honored in various ways by the crowd at Sturgis.The main focus of a motorcycle rally was originally racing and stunts. This could include half mile track racing (the first year in Sturgis, there were 19 participants), board wall crashes (intentional), ramp jumps and head on collisions with automobiles. The Sturgis Rally has been held every year, with exceptions during World War II. In modern times, there has been a revitalization of motorcycling and a new group of fans that are interested in the old rallies. This has led to huge attendance numbers for classic rallies such as Sturgis.
Of all the unique and wonderful activities you can enjoy at the Homestead, there is nothing quite like the Homestead Crater. It is a 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone rock that nature has hollowed out and filled with 90° to 96° water.
We have created a tunnel through the rock wall at ground level and built decks and a soaking area for our guests and the public to access the crystal clear mineral water. You can go swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling or enjoy a therapeutic soak.
There is nothing quite like the Homestead Crater.The Homestead Crater is the only warm water scuba diving destination in the continental US and it attracts many diving enthusiasts and those wishing to get certified in a comfortable environment.
Yellowstone National Park delivers big when it comes to geysers and hot springs. In fact, Yellowstone National Park is a super volcano with the world’s largest active geyser field (including Old Faithful), boasting more than 10,000 geysers, steam vents, mud pots (also known as a mud volcano) and hot springs. About 250-300 Yellowstone geysers erupt yearly, some faithfully and others unexpectedly.
Women’s air racing all started in 1929 with the First Women’s Air Derby. Twenty pilots raced from Santa Monica, CA to Cleveland, OH, site of the National Air Races. Racing continued through the ‘30’s and was renewed again after WWII when the All Women’s Transcontinental Air Race (AWTAR), better known as the Powder Puff Derby, came into being. The AWTAR held its 30th, final and commemorative flight in 1977. When the AWTAR was discontinued, the Air Race Classic, Ltd., (ARC) stepped in to continue the tradition of transcontinental speed competition for women pilots and staged its premier race. The Air Race Classic was reincorporated in 2002 into the Air Race Classic, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
The current race routes are approximately 2,400 statute miles in length, and the contestants are usually given four days, flying VFR in daylight hours, to reach the terminus. Each plane is assigned a handicap speed – and the goal is to have the actual ground speed be as far over the handicap speed as possible.
The objective is to fly the “perfect” cross-country.The pilots are thus given the leeway to play the elements, holding out for better weather, winds, etc. The objective is to fly the “perfect” cross-country. In this type of race, the official standings cannot be released until the final entrant has crossed the finish line. Actually, the last arrival can be the winner.
In Wyoming, it’s easy to trim dollars from your budget without trimming activities from your itinerary. So, to help you plan your wallet-friendly vacation to the Cowboy State, here are 50 fun and fabulous things to see and do in Wyoming.
- Check out mountain man, Native American and mining artifacts at the Fossil Country Frontier Museum in Kemmerer.
- Explore one of Wyoming’s incredible prehistoric rock-art sites at Castle Gardens, near Worland, where carvings in the sandstone are thought to date as far back as 1250 A.D.
- Take a short hike up Medicine Mountain, about 30 miles east of Lovell, to see the amazing and mysterious Medicine Wheel, a ancient arrangement of boulders in the shape of a wheel that measures 80 feet in diameter.
- Enjoy the collection of more than 7,000 works of art at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie.
- Marvel at the White Mountain Petroglyphs in southwest Wyoming’s Red Desert.
- Read the signatures and inscriptions left by pioneers at Independence Rock, near Casper.
- Tour Point of Rocks Stage Station in southwest Wyoming, a key outpost on the historic Overland Trail.
- Walk in the path of pioneer wagons at the Oregon Trail Ruts, near Guernsey, where the wheels gouged the sandstone as deep as four feet.
- Drive along one of Wyoming’s amazing Scenic Byways and Backways.
- Pose for a prime photo-op under the famous elk-antler arches in downtown Jackson.
- Tour the Historic Governors’ Mansion, built in 1904, in Cheyenne.
- Drive the Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop Tour, between Rock Springs and Green River.
- Relax along the Bighorn River in Worland’s Riverside Park.
- Take a self-guided tour of the Wyoming State Capitol Building, a National Historic Landmark in Cheyenne.
- Absorb the spirit of wild west women at the Cowgirls of the West Museum & Gift Shop in Cheyenne.
- Learn about Wyoming’s history at the Wyoming State Museum in Cheyenne.
- Get a 3D lesson in Wyoming and Montana frontier history with Tecumseh’s Old West Miniature Village & Museum in Cody, where dioramas made from thousands of miniatures tell the story.
- Stand under Ayers Natural Bridge, a 100-foot-long rock arch spanning LePrele Creek, near Douglas.
- Head to Jackalope Square in downtown Douglas and get the lowdown on this mythical creature that roams Wyoming.
- Learn about pioneer life in the unsettled West at the Homesteader Museum in Powell.
- Peruse the astounding collection of rare manuscripts, books and historical documents relating to the American West at the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center.
- Explore the numerous art galleries in downtown Jackson.
- Walk among prehistoric rock etchings at Legend Rock Petroglyph Historic Site (just getting there is an adventure).
- Fish for free on June 4, Wyoming’s Free Fishing Day, when a fishing license is not required.
- Walk the 1.5-mile interpretive Gooseberry Badlands Scenic Overlook Trail, 25 miles west of Worland, where otherworldly rock formations rise from the desert soil.
- Enjoy free summer concerts in downtown Rawlins’ Washington Park, every Thursday night beginning the second week of June through the first week of August.
- Join the Grand Teton Music Festival’s free Inside the Music concert series on Tuesdays, late June through mid-August.
- Join Sheridan Ice for free ice skating — and free skate rentals, too!
- Celebrate the holidays by attending one of the state’s many December parades and celebrations.
- Take an easy hike to the Intermittent Spring near Afton, which runs for 18 minutes and then abruptly stops for another 18 (it’s one of only three such periodic springs in the world).
- Stop by the Occidental Hotel in Buffalo and explore the Wild West artifacts displayed in the lobby.
- Get a vivid look at living history at the Aladdin General Store in northeast Wyoming, which has been selling wares for more than a century.
- Soak up some Wild West spirit in Sundance, the town where The Sundance Kid, formerly Harry Longabaugh, received his famous nickname after being thrown in prison in for stealing horses.
- Get spooked at the Sweetwater County Library in Green River, which locals say is haunted by the spirits of those buried in the old cemetery underneath the building.
- Walk, run or bike the Sheridan Pathways System. Seven miles of paved paths connect parks and open space to shopping, dining and more in the town of Sheridan.
- Stroll among the fresh produce, crafts and more at one of the many welcoming farmers markets across Wyoming.
- Visit the excellent gallery at the Community Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs, which houses works by Norman Rockwell, Grandma Moses and other important 20th-century artists.
- At Saratoga’s historic Hobo Pool, have a soothing soak in the same waters where warring Native American tribes used to sit together in peace to enjoy the pool’s healing properties.
- Catch a free summertime performance of Cheyenne’s Shakespeare theater, Shake in ChyWY.
- Climb Snow King Mountain in Jackson. It’s free, but the spectacular views are priceless.
- Take a leisurely drive along the roads in the National Elk Refuge, where thousands of elk migrate each winter.
- Hike through Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge for the chance to spot 220 species of birds as well as bald eagles, trumpeter swans, moose, mule deer, white-tailed jackrabbits, coyotes, foxes and more.
- Visit the historic man-made CCC Ponds — which include ponds for beaver, frogs, ducks and fish — near Pinedale. An adjacent six-mile path provides opportunities for walking, biking and cross-country skiing.
- Stop by the Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center in Lovell and learn about the horses that run free in Wyoming.
- Explore the Weidner Wildlife Exhibit at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs.
- See the work of Wyoming artists at Cheyenne’s Wyoming Arts Council Gallery.
- Look up at the monumental, 180-ton Our Lady of Peace Shrine in Pine Bluffs.
- Meet “Big Al,” one of the most significant Allosaurus specimens ever found, at the University of Wyoming Geological Museum.
- Attend one of Wyoming’s numerous free arts and crafts fairs, such as the annual Big West Arts Festival in Sheridan or the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale in Cody,
- Learn all about Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area (without paying park entrance fees) at the Jackson Hole Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center.
Saratoga WY is one ofgreat locations to fly in and out of and… the Snowy Mountain Brewery needs to be in your little black book for Fly-in Restaurants. Give us a call when you land. Quick free shuttle to the resort and back to your plane.
Enjoy the Saratoga Resort and Spa, Silver Saddle Restaurant or famous Microbrewery.
KSAA Shively Field Airport – Saratoga, Wyoming, USA
FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 13 JANUARY 2011
FAA Identifier: SAA
Lat/Long: 41-26-36.7000N / 106-49-39.1000W
41-26.611667N / 106-49.651667W
41.4435278 / -106.8275278
Elevation: 7015 ft. / 2138.2 m(surveyed)
Variation: 12E (1995)
From city: 1 mile SW of SARATOGA, WY
Time zone: UTC -7 (UTC -6 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 82331
Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 05/1946
Sectional chart: CHEYENNE
Control tower: no
ARTCC: DENVER CENTER
FSS: CASPER FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: CPR (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: JUN-SEP 0800-1700, OCT-MAY MON-SAT 0800-1700
AFTER HRS SVC AVBL CALL 307-326-8693 FEE APPLIED.
IN WINTER – SUN ATTENDANCE IS IRREG.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
ACTVT MIRL RY 05/23 AND PAPI RY 23 – CTAF.
ACTVT MIRL RY 05/23; REIL RY 23 AND PAPI RY 23 – CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Landing fee: no, RAMP FEE CHARGED IF NO FUEL PURCHASED.
WX AWOS-3: 118.175 (307-326-5387)
APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY DENVER ARTCC FREQS132.1/254.35 (CHEROKEE RCAG).
Nearby radio navigation aids
VOR radial/distance VOR name Freq Var
RWLr129/27.5 RAWLINS VOR/DME 109.40 13E
CKWr104/38.7 CHEROKEE VOR/DME 115.00 15E
NDB name Hdg/Dist Freq Var ID
SARATOGA at field 266 12E SAA … .- .-
SINCLAIR 138/24.6 368 13E SIR … .. .-.
Dimensions: 8801 x 100 ft. / 2683 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt/porous friction courses, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 50.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 5 RUNWAY 23
Latitude: 41-26.316595N 41-26.906145N
Longitude: 106-50.530495W 106-48.772033W
Elevation: 7014.9 ft. 6857.1 ft.
Gradient: 1.7% 1.7%
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 054 magnetic, 066 true 234 magnetic, 246 true
Markings: nonprecision, in fair condition nonprecision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records
Owner: TOWN OF SARATOGA
P.O. BOX 486
SARATOGA, WY 82331
Manager: KIM LORENZEN
P.O. BOX 787
SARATOGA, WY 82331
Airport Operational Statistics
- Aircraft based on the field: 24
- Single engine airplanes: 21
- Multi engine airplanes: 2
- Helicopters: 1
Aircraft operations: avg 23/day
- 49% transient general aviation
- 41% local general aviation
- 9% air taxi
- <1% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 July 2009
- WIND SHEAR OVER HIGHWAY APCH END RWY 23.
- ANTELOPE MAY BE ON RY.
Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MINOR
Powerplant service: MINOR
Bulk oxygen: LOW
NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.
NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use between 10 February 2011 at 0901Z and 10 March 2011 at 0900Z.
IAPs – Instrument Approach Procedures
RNAV (GPS)-B download (289KB)
NDB-A download (309KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply download (62KB)
- Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:
- KRWL – Rawlins Municipal Airport/Harvey Field (27 nm NW)
- 33V – Walden-Jackson County Airport (49 nm SE)
- KLAR – Laramie Regional Airport (52 nm E)
- KSBS – Steamboat Springs Airport/Bob Adams Field (56 nm S)
- KHDN – Yampa Valley Airport (60 nm S)